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日本語でどうぞ。


Feb
19
comment Why is カラオケ (karaoke) written in katakana?
@snailplane This is true! I meant that comment more as an appendix on サボる specifically and not as a refutation of the point that slang words can be mixed.
Feb
19
comment Why is カラオケ (karaoke) written in katakana?
サボる is an interesting example of a phenomenon kind of related to this. While I don't think it's really wrong, I don't think it's entirely accurate to say the mix is necessarily related to its slanginess. サボる comes from the word サボタージュ, or sabotage, which is French (though it may have entered Japanese through English). So what we're seeing is the 動詞化, or verbification, if you will, of loan words, similar to ググる (to google) or パニクる (to panic), both of which take the hiragana ending for the purposes of inflection.
Feb
19
revised Using 前 and 後 with Time versus Duration
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Feb
19
comment How To Learn Japanese Vocabulary?
I feel like the answer is in the question.. how do you go about learning vocabulary with the kanji you have? You go and learn vocabulary with the kanji you have! Just find words and learn them. RTK is to help you remember the kanji themselves, not the words.
Feb
17
comment Help with translation, please!
could it be a version of 園?
Feb
17
reviewed Close pronounciation of ひと
Feb
17
revised Help with translation, please!
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Feb
16
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Feb
14
revised 心身を病んでいるが兵団から立ち退くことができないのだ
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Feb
14
answered 心身を病んでいるが兵団から立ち退くことができないのだ
Feb
13
comment Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
Yeah sorry I realize that now. At any rate I'll just drop this in here as a potential reference: eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=certified&ref=sa
Feb
13
revised What does 春夏冬 mean?
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Feb
13
comment Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
what about ~の資格を持っている? Too verbose?
Feb
12
revised Is おやすも from a dialect?
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Feb
11
comment Do people who speak Chinese use kanji more when writing Japanese?
This question appears to be off-topic because it isn't really about the Japanese language
Feb
9
comment When is と added to onomatopoeia?
does the distinction between 擬音語 and 擬態語 matter at all?
Feb
7
comment deconstructing それが元で
any context for where you're seeing it?
Feb
6
answered Can someone explain the meaning of 画期的?
Feb
5
comment how did 公 (こう) come to be derogatory
Might not necessarily be the same, but remember that the word vulgar in English came from the Latin word for common folk!
Feb
5
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